Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Why are 20 something's so clueless about sex?

Created by: Jillian

A new survey by Self Magazine and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy found some startling results about 20-somethings knowledge of sex, birth control, and various other contraceptive methods.

The survey questions why, "in an era of plentiful information and less stigma about using birth control", American women in their 20's keep getting pregnant even though they don't want to.

Hmmm...we may be in an era of plentiful information, but that doesn't mean it's the information young women and men need to make informed decisions about having sex and protecting themselves from disease and unintended pregnancy.

Some startling results from the survey:
50% cannot name when in her monthly cycle a woman is most likely to get pregnant.
64% of women do not know emergency contraception is now sold without a prescription.

Us 20-somethings are part of a generation that did not receive sex education...maybe that has something to do with it??

And yet, we continue to fund abstinence only education...

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